So I am having a dreadful time training Thatcher to the litterbox. I clean all the time and there's always poop or pee someplace, hidden.
I don't want to cage the wee one but he'll be caged when I am at work if something else can't be figured out.
I want to try potty pads that people use for dogs in the problem areas that litter boxes won't fit, or to convince the little brat to go where he should be pooping.
Are they safe? Is it worth a try?
I would just take him to work like Bode but he's so horrid about his potty habits that he literally poops in the sleepy crate like 4 times during the day and ruins his blankets and makes my life impossible. Bode knows to paw the crate if he needs to go outside and is great to have at work with me.
I use puppy pads for pippin and it's never been a problem. Just make sure he doesn't try to tear it open. I had a little rug and he preferred the rug over the litter box, so I put puppy pads where the rug was and he just used the puppy pads instead. Can you put a litter box in the crate? Mine would never know to tell me they need to go potty. They're not that bright
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Whereas I just use newspaper instead of puppy pads since we've already got them ;D As long as he doesn't tear at them, and doesn't try to eat them they are fine to use
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I'm going to get some today then and try. I am also buying a small cat crate and furnishing it with nothing but a potty box, so when Thatcher tries to poop elsewhere he can be locked in there until he uses the right spot!
Part of why he is so tough to train is that when I catch him trying to do it in the wrong spot and put him in the litter box he literally forgets he had to go.
At work he is taken outside more than often enough but he also doesn't know to potty outside like a good boy so...he does it inside. Often right after being outside to do it. Bode goes outside and also has regular potty breaks of course.
There's also a distinct possibility that I'm getting a rescue dog who's literally the same size as Bode, so having puppy pads around will be a good thing.. I don't like the idea of using them with dogs but with one this size it will be needed, her bladder is so small that she could never make it outside often enough.
Three of my big guys are in impossible to train, as well (they ... freak out, if you catch them and put them in the box ). I use puppy pads, too. A few times they've ripped them up, but they've never eaten the material, so I stick with them.